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Copenhagen in Københavns Kommune, Region Hovedstaden, Denmark
 

Hovedbygningen / Main Building

Københavns Universitet / University Of Copenhagen

 
 
Main Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 20, 2018
1. Main Building Marker
Inscription.   På dette sted opførte universitetet efter reformationen i 1536 sin første hovedbygning, som nedbrændte under Københavns brand i 1728. Efter at være genopført nedbrændte den igen under englændernes bombardement i 1807.

Den nuværende bygning blev opført 1829-36 med Peder Malling (1781-1865) som arkitekt og rummer i dag administration og festsal.

Ornen over indgangsportalen blev opsat efter forslag fra professor i teologi M.H. Hohlenberg, som i Ornens høje flugt og skarpe blik så et symbol på tanken og videnskanen. Han forfattedt indskriften COELESTEM ADSPICIT LUCEM, hvilket betyder: Den (ørnen) skuer det himmelske lys.

Festsalen danner rammen om universitetets fester som immatrikulationsfesten i september og årsfesten i november.

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On this site, after the reformation in 1536, the University built its first main building, which burned down during the great fire in 1728. After being rebuilt, it burned down again under the bombardment by the English in 1807.

The present building was built in 1829-36 by the architect Peder Mailing (1781-1865). Today it houses administrative offices and the University's Ceremonial Hall.

The eagle over the entrance gate was put up upon the recommendation of M.H. Hohlenberg, professor in theology, who saw in the eagle's high flight and sharp sight a symbol

Main Building Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 20, 2018
2. Main Building Marker - wide view
The marker is to the left of the entrance.
of thought and science. He composed the inscription, COELESTEM AOSPICIT LUCEM, which translates to: It (the eagle) gazes over the heavenly light.

The Ceremonial Hall forms the backdrop for the University's celebrations, such as Matriculation in September and the Annual Commemoration in November.
 
Erected by Københavns Universitet.
 
Location. 55° 40.79′ N, 12° 34.353′ E. Marker is in Copenhagen, Region Hovedstaden, in Københavns Kommune. Marker is on Frue Plads just west of Fiolstræde, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Copenhagen, Region Hovedstaden 1171, Denmark.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Inge Lehmann (within shouting distance of this marker); Universitetsbiblioteket / University Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Ludvig Holberg (within shouting distance of this marker); Museumshuset / Museum Building (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Hans Christian Ørsted (about 120 meters away); Holger Danske Gruppe War Memorial (about 120 meters away); a different marker also named Hans Christian Ørsted (about 150 meters away); Harald Høffding (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Copenhagen.
 
Categories. Education

 
Hovedbygningen / The Main Building image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 20, 2018
3. Hovedbygningen / The Main Building
 
 
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